Professor Steve Morgan from the UBC School of Population and Public Health believes that if the government were to provide a list of prescription drugs for free to Canadians, it could save private citizens and companies approximately $3 billion.
While the exact financial statements have yet to be released, VP Finance Alim Lakhiyalov said that thanks to a solid performance last year, the AMS will be able to move forward in the fall with a tentative $356,000 surplus.
“We’re actually quite confident they will be well received,” said Parr. “They’re small but well-designed units. There’s a lot of extra amenities within the building that students will have access to, and it’s very close to the heart of campus.”